Center for Microbial Secondary Metabolites

Organisation profile

Organisation profile

Center for Microbial Secondary Metabolites, CeMiSt, is a 9th generation Center of Excellence (CoE), funded by the Danish National Research Foundation (DNRF), and conceived to unravel the roles and impact of microbial secondary metabolites in natural microbial systems.
The Center was established January 2018 with a six year funding. In 2023, the Center received a further 4 years of funding, thus running until 2028. Professor Lone Gram leads the center.
The Center is located and integrated at the Department of Biotechnology and Biomedicine (DTU Bioengineering), at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) and encompasses a close partnership with The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability (DTU Biosustain) and DTU Department of Chemistry (DTU Chemistry) bringing together microbial ecology and physiology with some of the most advanced technologies in genetic analysis and natural product chemistry.

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Our work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water


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